DUI stats 12-17-07

Hawaii Police Department
Traffic Services Section
Sergeant Dexter Veriato
Phone: 961-2305
December 17, 2007

Media Release

During the week of December 11, 2007, through December 17, 2007, Big Island police arrested 30 motorists for drunk driving. Eight of the drivers were involved in a traffic crash.

So far this year, there have been 1,326 DUI arrests compared with 1,221 during the same period last year, an increase of 9 percent. The numbers of arrests by district were:

DUI Arrests by District
District Weekly Total Year to Date
Hamakua 0 10
North Hilo 0 1
South Hilo 11 430
Puna 6 127
Ka’u 0 44
Kona 12 616
South Kohala 1 73
North Kohala 0 25
Island Total 30 1,326

There have been 2,054 major accidents so far this year compared with 2,363 during the same period last year, a decrease of 13 percent.

So far this year, there have been 36 traffic fatalities on the Big Island compared with 33 during the same period last year, an increase of 9 percent.

DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue island wide.



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